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The name is derived from the German word "schleifen," meaning "to grind" or "polish," and is almost certainly occupational in origin, meaning that the name came from the profession of its first bearer. Most likely, the name's first bearer was one who polished swords and armor for a living, though it is also possible that he ground diamonds.

Schleicher Early Origins



The surname Schleicher was first found in Germany, where the name Schleicher came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

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Schleicher Spelling Variations


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Schleicher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schleiffer, Schleifer, Schleif, Schleifmann and many more.

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Schleicher Early History


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Schleicher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schleicher research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schleicher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schleicher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schleicher Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schleicher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Maria Margaretha Schleicher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Joh Philip Schleicher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1768
  • Johann Georg Schleicher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770

Schleicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adden Schleicher, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Gustav Schleicher, who landed in Texas in 1847
  • Elisabeth Schleicher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Joseph Schleicher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Lorenz Joseph Schleicher, who arrived in America in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schleicher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schleicher (post 1700)



  • Gustave Schleicher (1823-1879), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1853-54; Member of Texas State Senate, 1859-61
  • George J. Schleicher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912
  • Carl Schleicher, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904; Industrial Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Benjamin T. Schleicher, American politician, Mayor of Rockford, Illinois, 1957-73

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schleicher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schleicher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 June 2016 at 10:34.

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